Hardware Thread, RAID 5 Mirror in Technical; Well... yes.... ive just looked it up and i fell a tad silly :P
From now on i shalt change ...
23rd January 2008, 04:09 PM #16
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Well... yes.... ive just looked it up and i fell a tad silly :P
From now on i shalt change my view of "mission critical"
and go edit my post from RAID 0 >> 6 :P
Last edited by greenfieldsupport; 23rd January 2008 at 04:14 PM.
23rd January 2008, 04:15 PM #17
Thanks for all the replys
My thought was to create a mirror while is working fine, once it had completed i was thinking of removing the hard drive thus breaking the mirror. I was hopeing that i would be left with a working copy which i could restore if needed.
23rd January 2008, 04:27 PM #18
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sounds like an interesting way of creating a backup :P
you would still end up having to "ghost" the image back onto server as i dont think windows would be too happy waking up and finding itself running on a USB hard disk as oppose to its lovely SCSI RAID drive that its used too...
Id like to see what would happen but i imagine you would get a nice blue screen with pretty white writing.
unless you edited your boot.ini perhaps :\
Id get some backup software, but youve actually got me saying "I dont really know" because, I .. dont :\
Id strong suggest you break the mirror before you remove the USB drive :P
23rd January 2008, 06:28 PM #19
Actually, Win2k3 does with dynamic disks. Granted I wouldn't recommend it but it is possible.
Originally Posted by greenfieldsupport
23rd January 2008, 06:46 PM #20
Do an ASR backup instead, you'll be back up and running in no time.
Originally Posted by ozydave
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